The ‘gig’ economy is no longer a buzzword. The event environment has changed as has the way freelancers work with event organisers. Temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short-term work on a regular basis. But there are pain points to this new way of working. Scheduling, communicating with and booking freelancers can be a nightmare, especially in the deluge of applications used at every juncture in the event organising process.